Former NFL Player Jim McMahon: Squaring the Clubface

Former NFL player Jim McMahon likes to play golf barefoot, but while he might be comfortable, he still could use a few tips. Hank Haney shows him how to square the clubface at the top of the swing to avoid veering to the right.

Released on 1/26/2015

Credits

Starring: Hank Haney

Shot at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Transcript

00:00
I'm Hank Haney, and we're here with a five minute fix.
00:07
[Haney] I'm gonna work with legendary Bears quarterback
00:09
Jim McMahon here, and try to give him a little tip.
00:12
I like the no shoes.
00:13
[McMahon] It's all about comfort out here.
00:17
Well, I've been coming over the top really bad, lately,
00:20
and I can't feel it.
00:25
Well, I looked down at my divot, and it's like,
00:27
going this way.
00:28
That shouldn't be right.
00:30
[Haney] Jim's issues, blocking the face open to the right,
00:33
and then he's going to swing to the left.
00:37
Well, your setup looks good, your takeaway looks good.
00:39
We got to get that ball curving
00:41
a little more from right to left,
00:42
in order for him to do that, he's got to get the clubface
00:44
more square at the top of the swing,
00:45
and that means we got to get the club
00:47
just a little flatter in the top.
00:49
You know, same swing with every club,
00:50
start it up here, and then round it off at the top there.
00:54
When you come in, feel that?
00:56
That's the release.
01:00
Much better. Nice!
01:02
OK, lesson's over, I'm tired.
01:05
Thanks a lot.
01:06
You're welcome, good job.
01:07
Damn, if it works, I'll be glad, if I can remember it all.
01:14
Barefooted Jim McMahon was coming over the top,
01:17
when he took the golf club back, he was getting it
01:20
too steep at the top and too upright.
01:22
The key for Jim is getting the plane right
01:24
at the top of the swing so he can swing
01:26
the golf club down from the inside,
01:28
and not over the top from the outside.
01:30
If you like this tip I'm giving Jim,
01:32
join the conversation below.
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